Tag Archives: Zero Fail

The Stench – Part I

The biggest story of the week just passed is multifaceted and too big to cover in a single article. Today is part one and I will stay in Washington, DC.

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Oh, And Then

The most frustrating part of writing this blog is that despite all the latitude I have I still can never seem to touch on everything I’d like to. Today’s article is another of the catch up variety.

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I just added Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Washington Post writer Carol Leonnig  to the Recommended Reading List.

In it, the always understated Leonnig explores the Secret Service concentrating on the period of the JFK to the Trump administrations.  It will go down as the seminal book on the agency.  Typical of big business and government agencies it has a lot of problems.  It is under resourced  along with a lot of “old boy” and CYA culture issues typical of many police organizations.